The College Work-Study Program provides on-campus jobs for students who have applied for financial aid and demonstrated financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. Students awarded College Work-Study must maintain a minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0. Students who have been awarded College Work-Study will be notified of this award via the Financial Aid Award Notice. The student's Award Notice will include specific information on how to apply for a Work-Study position. Job postings will be available online after July 1 for the upcoming academic year. Students are not guaranteed a job. You must interview with potential employers before you are hired. Students who do not secure a job will have their Work-Study award canceled. Work-Study funds are limited and students should apply early to maximize their opportunity to receive College Work-Study as a part of his/her financial aid ‘package’.  Students must adhere to the CWS Student Employee Guidelines; failure to do so will result in termination of the College Work-Study position.

Regular Work-Study positions pay $8.25/hour and American Reads positions pay $10.25/hour. Students are paid on a bi-monthly basis for time worked. The pay periods end on the 15th and the end of each month. MSU students are encouraged to sign up for Direct Deposit to receive your paychecks; contact the MSU Payroll Office (940:397-4222) for complete details. Students, with their supervisors, are responsible for monitoring the hours worked with regard to the amount of Work-Study awarded. Completion of the timesheet is the responsibility of the student. Timesheets are to be submitted ONLINE by 5 p.m. on the business day after the pay period ends, as scheduled by the Work-Study coordinator and/or hiring department (or earlier, if scheduled holidays fall within the month). Timesheets MUST be submitted online by the student and approved by the supervisor. Students will not be paid until the following month's payroll if timesheets are submitted late! 



All non-exempt employees are to “clock in” and “clock out” at the start of their shift, during lunch breaks, and at the end of their shift.   A leave request should be entered for any hours not worked during their scheduled shift. Click here for instructions. 


Questions regarding College Work Study? Email Sara Connolly.

NON College Work-Study

Questions regarding regular NON College Work-study Employment? Interested students should contact the MSU Career Management Center at 940:397-4473, located in Hardin South 211 for additional information.  Additionally, the Career Management Center offers the Mustangs HIRE job announcement system-

The following job postings have been approved for students who have been awarded Federal/State College Work Study funds as part of his/her overall financial aid package This information will be updated as jobs become available.


College Work-Study Job Openings